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CK 17
12-03-2015, 04:29 PM
Lots of good stuff here. Most of it applies to airplanes too. . .

http://m.wikihow.com/Land-a-Helicopter-After-Your-Pilot-Has-Been-Killed


"Keep your airspeed up; remember 60 knots?. Allowing the aircraft to slow below this will cause it to sink and lose altitude. If you slow too much a hover will result, and you will wildly over-control the aircraft for about 8 seconds before you flip over and burn it in."

AndyG
12-03-2015, 05:02 PM
I've read Chickenhawk. I'm sure I'd be ok... :-I

Andy

Nicholas Scheuer
12-03-2015, 05:28 PM
Read all that in a biography on Igor Sikorski titles Pioneering The Helicopter. It discusses his S-300 (his first workable helicopter) at great length.

Paul Pless
12-03-2015, 05:40 PM
Don't get out of the helicopter with the blades spinning! yes,but. . .:D
If your helicopter is on fire after landing you may want to exit the helicopter before everything stops moving

Mark O.
12-03-2015, 06:02 PM
I've never gonna remember all that!

paulf
12-03-2015, 06:18 PM
JOP we got it from here!!!

Heaven help us!

Reynard38
12-03-2015, 06:35 PM
Took a lesson in a helicopter once. Forward flight, pretty easy.

Hovering? I was a puddle of exhausted sweat after 10 minutes.

Lotta fun though.

Paul Pless
12-03-2015, 06:42 PM
Took a lesson in a helicopter once. Forward flight, pretty easy.

Hovering? I was a puddle of exhausted sweat after 10 minutes.

Lotta fun though.

john of phoenix recently wrote a humorous little bit about teaching fixed wing pilots how to fly helicopters
especially funny/terrorfying for the fixed wing pilots was the transition from forward flight to hover

Phillip Allen
12-03-2015, 06:48 PM
I now know infinitely more about helos than I ever did before